Thousands have protested in the streets of the capital of Moldova over the disappearance of $1 billion -- about one-fifth of the country's gross domestic product -- from three banks.
Fighting between Afghan government forces and Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan has forced thousands of people to flee their homes, officials say.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has denounced what he called "hysteria" over a nuclear agreement being discussed between world powers and Iran over its controversial nuclear activities.
Ukraine's military says that one Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and six others wounded in attacks in the country's volatile east, testing a fragile two-month cease-fire.
Video of a mob killing an Afghan woman falsely accused of burning pages from a Koran has been shown in court on the second day of the trial in the killing.
The extremist Islamic State (IS) group has claimed responsibility for twin bomb attacks in Baghdad that killed at least 19 people.
Afghan officials say at least 18 people have been killed and another three injured after a minibus plummeted into a ravine in a remote area of the northwestern Badghis Province.
A Yazidi lawmaker in Iraq has said that Islamic State (IS) militants killed at least 25 captive Yazidis at a prison camp in northern Iraq.
Members of a nationalistic Russian bikers club have laid a wreath at a monument to the Russian soldiers who liberated Vienna from the Nazis.
Commemorations have been held to remember those who died a year ago in the Ukrainian city of Odesa in clashes between supporters and opponents of the government in Kyiv.
Pakistan's military has said that at least 44 militants were killed in the latest air strikes in the country's lawless tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.
Qatar's state news agency, QNA, says Afghan and Taliban officials will hold two days of "reconciliation" talks in Doha, although both sides sought to downplay expectations from the meeting.